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port clinton, ohio. population then and now 5,000. c-span: what was the family like? >> guest: my family? c-span: mm-hmm. >> guest: my dad was a--a building contractor. my mom was a schoolteacher. we'd come there after the war. my dad had been injured during the war and he was recovering. and i had a--a younger sister--still do. and it was a--it was a pleasant place to grow up and a pleasant time to grow up. and, i mean, i--it was a much less, you know, cosmopolitan place than harvard or--or the east coast in general. but i was really blessed in growing up in a place that had a lot of social capital. and, frankly, i've--i've spent some time learning in writing this book about the degree to which what i'm indulging in here is simple nostalgia for kind of a--of a--of a past that one wouldn't necessarily today want to re-create. i haven't been back to port clinton for a long time--until i--until just recently i went back there. and it turns out it still is, in fact, unusually civic. people do--do connect with one another. c-span: you do mention that, in spite of the fact that you fin
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